Over the past 9 years, DOCO Credit Union has awarded over $25,000 in scholarships to our area. As part of DOCO Credit Union’s commitment to the youth in our communities, we are giving away two $1,500 college scholarships. These scholarships are for graduating high school seniors. For complete rules and to obtain an application visit our website at www.DOCOCU.com or contact your high school’s guidance counselor. Deadline to apply is March 21, 2014 at 5 PM.
DOCO Credit Union knows that education benefits our future and is dedicated to lifelong learning. Hats off to you, High School Graduates! You could be the next recipient…good luck!
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will be closed on Monday, January 20th. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 21st. If you need to access your account information over the weekend, Online Banking is available 24/7.
Join us Thursday, October 24th – Saturday, October 26th in front of the Albany Mall by the fountains, for our annual, Fall Car Sale! This year Autoland, Albany Honda, Finnicum Motors, Five Star, Prince, and Town & Country will be join us for this monster sale and we are excited! With DOCO Credit Union financing, we’re committed to helping you purchase and drive away in the new or pre-owned vehicle of your dreams!
Our PR Director, Becky Belcher was asked by Darton State College to participate in a personal finance video for freshman students. Answering questions such as, what should college students know about managing their finances? What should college students know about saving their money? What should college students know about credit?
As a financial expert, Becky discusses the importance of a personal budget, avoiding excessive credit card spending, and preparing financially for the future.
Sunday, September 22nd (yesterday) marked the first official day of autumn! Although the summer temperatures have yet to leave south Georgia, most of us are beginning to embrace fall. With pumpkin decor and treats, football games and tailgating, plus engagements and weddings, we are eager to welcome fall into the mix!
In turn, you may spot lots of pumpkin spice latte recipes and tips to help save for your wedding in our Pinterest feed!
DOCO Credit Union member, Vivian King participated in our Sit-to-$AVE program back in May. Assisted by Financial Services Officer, Pam Bryant at our Americus Branch – Vivian was able to save $2,300+ on the lifetime of her loan! In turn, her name was entered into our first quarter drawing for an Apple® iPad™ mini.
Well guess what? Vivian King is the winner of our first quarter drawing! She won an Apple® iPad™ mini and is so excited.
Above is a photo of Vivian with Pam Bryant, the FSO who assisted her with her loan, along with Dianne Danforth, our Americus Branch Manager.
Interested in our Sit-to-$AVE promotion and a chance to win an Apple® iPad™ mini – click here or stop by your local DOCO Credit Union branch.
“Don’t Tax My Credit Union” is a national campaign dedicated to ensuring Congress doesn’t raise taxes on 96 million credit union members nationwide and preserves financial choice for American consumers. Join us today to share your story and tell Congress: Don’t Tax My Credit Union!
This is an urgent message about the future of our credit union. You may have heard that politicians in Washington are considering an overhaul of the federal tax code. We want to alert you to an idea being discussed that could greatly harm DOCO Credit Union and our members.
As a member, you know that DOCO Credit Union is owned and directed by you. Unlike banks that maximize profits for a small group of investors, credit unions exist to serve their members, including working families, small businesses, and the local community. Because we return benefits to our members, we are able to offer higher returns on savings, lower rate on loans, and most importantly, low or no fees. That’s why your credit union is not-for-profit and tax exempt.
Now banks and some politicians in Washington are talking about taxing credit unions like ours, despite the fact that we are not-for-profit. They say we can balance the budget by taxing credit unions, even though credit unions hold only 6% of all financial assets nationwide, and banks hold the rest.
Since credit unions are not-for-profit, taxing credit unions could even destroy credit unions as we know them, eliminating financial choice for consumers.
Moreover, taxing credit unions won’t even scratch our budget deficit. For every $1 in new taxes on credit unions, the government would wipe out $10 in benefits to credit union members and consumers. So taxing credit unions is not only bad for our nation’s economy, a tax on credit unions is really just a tax on you, the member.
That’s why I am writing to urge you to send a strong message to Congress: Don’t Tax My Credit Union!
It’s easy to take action: just visit www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org to contact your U.S. Representative and Senators. While here, you can also watch the video below to and learn more about how you can help us tell Congress, “Don’t Tax My Credit Union!”
Click here to send a form letter to your Legislators! It’s a pre-typed letter, all you have to do is fill in your name and contact information, click “go” and you’re done. It’s that simple and each letter counts! It’s up to you to take action and tell Congress that Credit Union members of Georgia do NOT want to be taxed!
This survey is designed to obtain your opinions on issues ranging from your own current financial situations, to your outlook on the economy overall. The survey is brief – about 25 questions – and should only take you a few minutes to complete!
This survey is especially important because credit unions are at risk of losing our tax exemption status. The taxation questions will hopefully help give us results that will help us begin our fight to preserve our taxation status.
The survey will be available from Friday, May 17th – Thursday, May 30th. We are so appreciative of your time and you taking a moment to complete the survey!
In case you missed today’s Albany Herald, DOCO Credit Union received a rave in the Bright Side section.
Many thanks to DOCO Credit Union for being sensitive to my needs in time of my family crisis. You and your staff went beyond your regular duties to help, and it truly felt like a member owned business.
It’s always encouraging to hear we’re doing something right!